How should I describe Metafilter as an activity?
May 25, 2014 1:55 PM Subscribe
I'm about to be filling out an application that asks for my extracurricular activities, and during a conversation with an advisor, in which I mentioned my involvement in Metafilter, I was encouraged to include my participation here in my list (particularly because of the IRL aspects of it: monthly board game meetups at my home, arranging meetups when I travel to new places, participation in Secret Quonsar swap, etc.). I'm not sure yet if I do
want to include MeFi on that list, but I'd like an idea of how to describe it for this purpose to people who probably have no idea what Metafilter is. How would you describe MeFi in this context?
posted by ocherdraco to Grab Bag (23 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, my advisor said, "This is something you've been involved with consistently for over five years, and it has brought you into contact with many people outside your community and your age group." He thinks it helps show that I'm a well rounded person, and will help me stand out from other applicants.
On the application, in addition to describing the activity, I must categorize it. Which do you think MeFi best fits: Extracurricular Activity, Hobbies, or Other?